Story: Wairarapa region

Industrial decay

Industrial decay

For much of the 20th century the Waingawa meat works, just south of Masterton, were Wairarapa’s largest employer. The works closed in 1989 when killing was centralised at new plants in southern Hawke’s Bay. By 2006, the buildings were derelict.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Diversifying the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12096/industrial-decay (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 3 Mar 2017